You may think that a dog might just bring playtime, healthy exercise, hairy sofas and a lot of poo bags into your life. But actually, we've only just got started. According to the Dogs Trust in a recent survey, 85% of dog owners are more approachable with a hound at your heel and 60% find dog owners more attractive.
It's that rosy time of the year again. Shops are flooded with cutesie cards and fluffy bears. Teens are hysterically plotting who will get a card from whom (or not from whom in my case). Us adults let out a groan - either we feel obliged to do the token something or we boycott as a marketing ploy devised by Hallmark.